Born in Izmir in 1985, Barbaros Gökdemir received his film and art education at Istanbul Bilgi University and Sabanci University. During his education, he completed his Erasmus studies in Film, Television and Scenography Department in the famous Finnish film school, Aalto University. He went on to receive seminars and masterclasses at National Film and Television School in England and Budapest Cinematography Masterclass in Hungary and he participated many workshops lead by international film directors, producers, cinematographers and film historians most notably Anthony Dod Mantle, Vilmos Zsigmond and Peter von Bagh. After his education, he started working in the field of film and television, specifically in production and in post-production departments. He gained field experiences in Poland, Finland, Hungary, Germany, Azerbaijan and in every corner of Anatolia. In 2017, Gökdemir went on to produce and direct spec commercial films for Renault and Land Rover. Gökdemir’s aim is to develop his skills in storytelling and in film directing and he hopes to produce and direct cutting-edge films.Locked Pro Plan feature
I am working as a fulltime freelance filmmaker. I direct tvc commercials, and I also write and produce my video projects.
Served as an assistant director on TVCs in Shortcut Production. Responsabilities include: Research, planning, budgeting, casting, storyboarding, preparing the shooting script and working closely with the director. Role on the set: Plan the extras, coordinate plate shots for the VFX and organize work flow data for post production.
Served as an Assistant Director on Feature Films and TVC. Also served as a post production coordinator depending on the project and its scale. Projects include: Bugday / Grain (2014) - Kaplan Film The Disappearance of Lenka Wood (2013) - Press on Features Seaburners / Kumun Tadı (2013) - Bulut Film The Cars of Revolution / Devrim Arabaları (2008) - Ekip Film
Assisted the Producer / Director for feature film projects in development, coordinated the fundraising process, packaging and raising production finance.
Teaching assistant for Visual Culture, New Media, Experimental Film and Video and Motion Graphics and Art classes. Preparing viral videos for the official website of Sabanci University and Kasa Gallery under the direction of the Dean Office of Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
MA - Exchange Student Motion Picture, TV and Production Design
Have not completed my thesis.